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Event #2: $25,000 H.O.R.S.E.



Event #2: $25,000 H.O.R.S.E.
Day 1 Completed

Chad Eveslage Leads the Way in Event #2: $25,000 H.O.R.S.E.

KaleGozer • Level 10
Chad Eveslage
Chad Eveslage

The 2021 World Series of Poker kicked off with a bang by scheduling a $25K H.O.R.S.E. directly on the opening night. Day 1 of Event #2: $25,000 H.O.R.S.E. consisted of ten intense 60-minute levels of play, and at the end of the night, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida poker pro Chad Eveslage sits atop the chip leaderboard with 860,000 in chips.

Eveslage remained quite active throughout the day, capitalizing in key spots and on key hands on his way to the top of the leaderboard.

Today's event attracted 73 total entries, with 47 players headed to Day 2. John Monnette (589,500), Jean Gaspard (569,000), Jesse Klein (490,500), and Mike Matusow (421,500) all bagged up solid chip stacks.

Needless to say, plenty of the world's very best are left in contention as well, with Daniel Negreanu. Phil Hellmuth, Shaun Deeb, Benny Glaser, and Adam Owen being just a handful of the big names that advanced to Day 2.

Join us on PokerNews on Friday at 2 p.m. PST as the hunt for the coveted WSOP Gold Bracelet will continue. Registration for this event will remain open until the first card is dealt on Day 2, and the prize pool and payouts will be announced shortly after registration has closed.

Mike Matusow
Mike Matusow holds a Top 5 stack after Day 1 of the $25K H.O.R.S.E.

Tags: Chad EveslageJean GaspardJesse KleinJohn MonnetteMike Matusow

Day 2 Seat Draw - Event #2: $25,000 H.O.R.S.E.

KaleGozer • Level 10
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Bets
4261Michael NooriUnited States34,0003
4262Norman ChadUnited States150,50015
4263Robert MizrachiUnited States167,00017
4266Chad CampbellUnited States110,50011
4267Matthew AshtonUnited Kingdom165,50017
4273Chad EveslageUnited States860,00086
4274Anthony ZinnoUnited States31,0003
4275Phil HellmuthUnited States206,00021
4277Adam FriedmanUnited States420,50042
4278Jean GaspardUnited States569,00057
4371David "ODB" BakerUnited States170,50017
4374Daniel ZackUnited States86,0009
4375Chris VitchUnited States371,50037
4376Daniel NegreanuCanada272,00027
4378Mark GregorichUnited States98,00010
4383Jerry WongUnited States240,00024
4385Roland IsraelashviliUnited States244,50024
4386Noah BronsteinUnited States104,50010
4387Matt GlantzUnited States288,00029
4388Hal RotholzUnited States314,00031
4433Randy OhelUnited States295,00030
4434Jesse KleinUnited States490,50049
4435Brian RastUnited States126,50013
4437David BenyamineUnited States243,50024
4438John MonnetteUnited States589,50059
4441Mike MatusowUnited States420,50042
4442Shaun DeebUnited States321,00032
4445Andrew KelsallUnited States221,00022
4446Philip SternheimerUnited Kingdom117,50012
4447Nick GuagentiUnited States273,00027
4451John RacenerUnited States159,50016
4452Chris WallaceUnited States24,5002
4453Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom231,00023
4455Adam OwenUnited Kingdom168,50017
4456David MoskowitzUnited States155,00016
4458Yuval BronshteinIsrael222,00022
4461Johannes BeckerGermany183,00018
4463DJ BuckleyUnited States247,00025
4464Sean PerryUnited States252,50025
4466Ray DehkharghaniUnited States172,00017
4467Yueqi ZhuUnited States76,5008
4468Josh AriehUnited States126,50013
4472Dustin DirksenUnited States178,50018
4473Marco JohnsonCanada242,00024
4475Craig ChaitUnited States88,5009
4476Eric KurtzmanUnited States69,5007
4478Dan ShakUnited States202,00020

Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

GeoffFisk • Level 10
Chad Eveslage us
Chad Eveslage
us 860,000 240,000
John Monnette us
John Monnette
us 589,500 434,500
Jean Gaspard us
Jean Gaspard
us 569,000 74,000
Jesse Klein us
Jesse Klein
us 490,500 82,500
Mike Matusow us
Mike Matusow
us 420,500 220,500
Adam Friedman us
Adam Friedman
us 420,500 50,500
Chris Vitch us
Chris Vitch
us 371,500 68,500
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 321,000 -99,000
Hal Rotholz us
Hal Rotholz
us 314,000 248,000
Randy Ohel us
Randy Ohel
us 295,000 45,000
Matt Glantz us
Matt Glantz
us 288,000 148,000
Nick Guagenti us
Nick Guagenti
us 273,000 -77,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 272,000 10,000
Sean Perry us
Sean Perry
us 252,500 252,500
DJ Buckley us
DJ Buckley
us 247,000
Roland Israelashvili us
Roland Israelashvili
us 244,500 244,500
David Benyamine fr
David Benyamine
fr 243,500 83,500
Marco Johnson us
Marco Johnson
us 242,000 -10,000
Jerry Wong us
Jerry Wong
us 240,000 240,000
Benny Glaser gb
Benny Glaser
gb 231,000 121,000
Yuval Bronshtein il
Yuval Bronshtein
il 222,000 2,000
Andrew Kelsall us
Andrew Kelsall
us 221,000 -34,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 206,000 46,000
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us 202,000 22,000
Johannes Becker de
Johannes Becker
de 183,000 102,000

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Day 1 Complete

GeoffFisk • Level 10

Play on Day 1 has ended; stay tuned for a recap of the day's action, along with notable chip counts.

Six More Hands

GeoffFisk • Level 10

Players will complete six more hands before Day 1 wraps for the night.

Negreanu Scoops Racener

GeoffFisk • Level 10
Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu

Omaha Hi-Lo

Four players went to the flop of {4-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{6-Clubs}. A single bet went in from each in the flop betting round.

All four players then checked the {a-Spades} turn.

Both blinds checked the {q-Diamonds} river. Under-the-gun player Daniel Negreanu bet, and John Racener raised from the button.

The blinds folded, and Negreanu reraised. Racener called.

Negreanu showed {k-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{10-Spades}{9-Hearts}, and his broadway straight was good for the scoop.

Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 262,000 109,000
John Racener us
John Racener
us 202,000 -175,000

Guagenti Snags One from Yu

DougChase • Level 10
Nick Guagenti
Nick Guagenti


Nick Guagenti: {x-}{x-}/{7-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{a-Spades}{j-Spades}/{x-}
Ben Yu: {x-}{x-}/{3-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{6-Spades}/{x-}

The action was led with Guagenti betting and Yu calling on all streets up until seventh street.

Seventh street saw the action slow down as Guagenti checked back this time around.

Guagenti tabled {7-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}/{7-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{a-Spades}{j-Spades} for aces up and the winning hand as Yu flipped his cards into the muck.

Nick Guagenti us
Nick Guagenti
us 350,000 145,000
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 42,000 42,000

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KaleGozer • Level 10

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